On the east of the Musi River and Laad Bazaar, and to the north-east of the Makkah #Masjid
lies the Charminar. There are various theories regarding the purpose for which it was built. However, it is widely accepted that the Charminar was built in 1591 at the center of the city, to commemorate the eradication of Cholera, a deadly disease which was wide spread at the time. The fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi Dynasty, Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah had prayed for the epidemic ravaging his city to end and vowed to build a #mosque
at the very place where he prayed. According to another theory, the Charminar was constructed in 1591 to commemorate the beginning of the second #Islamic
millennium year (1000 AH).